The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum includes a collection of U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends; the newly renovated Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.
I severely underestimated how long it would take to see everything on the all access pass. We easily spent 5 hours between all of the events, and probably could have spent an additional 30 or 60 minutes in the museum if we had time in our schedule. My 4 year-end had a lot of fun in the museum and Dr. Goddard's Lab, and didn't mind the dome theater documentary and planetarium. All of the employees were polite and helpful. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who has any interest in rockets or space exploration. Bring a jacket; some areas get cold.
FYI it's free for active duty military memorial day thru labor day. It was a really nice museum with a lot of history. I am not a huge space buff, but I did gain a new appreciation after reading about the history. It was an enjoyable experience.
Great place with tons to see for science and non-science buffs! The only place in the USA to house Russian satellites, planes and artifacts. It also has a piece of the Berlin Wall! Great self-explanatory walk-through (lot to read though). Inexpensive tickets. Great for kids and adults alike. Must visit if you're in town. Takes about 2 hours to finish the whole tour. Ample parking!
Terrible access for handicapped and poorly organized!!!!! No one should have to endure navigating a maze that traps you with no signage for guidance nor nasty arrogance from staff when you point this out. Exhibits very good but poorly laid out.
A fantastic space museum filled with unique artifacts and exhibits. It also has a plethora of history and facts within. Definitely worth checking out. Good for all ages!